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923- NRBQ, Kat Edmonson, Lindsay Lou, The Matchsellers, and The Wooks

This episode of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce includes performances from NRBQ, Kat Edmonson, Lindsay Lou, The Matchsellers, and The Wooks. Recorded at The Culture Center in Charleston, WV. Plan a trip to see a live Mountain Stage performance at www.mountainstage.org/

12 Jun 2018

Rank #1

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847 - Chris Stapleton, Joan Osborne, Joe Ely, Rock My Soul

Chris Stapleton, Joan Osborne, Rock My Soul featuring the Fairfield Four and the McCrary Sisters, and Joe Ely

6 Oct 2015

Rank #2

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780e - Dr. Dog, Mountain Goats

This week's broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce you'll hear a set from rock and roll oddballs Dr. Dog. Indie folk-rock sensation The Mountain Goats make their first appearance on the show, and multi-talented Mountain Stage favorite Nellie McKay returns. Ohio-based journeyman rock band Red Wanting Blue will also be there, and you'll also hear from Brooklyn-based string band Spirit Family Reunion.

9 Sep 2013

Rank #3

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959- San Fermin, Birds of Chicago, Fruit Bats, Cataldo, Office Culture

Live performances by San Fermin, Birds of Chicago, Fruit Bats (solo), Cataldo, and Office CultureRecorded 11/24/2019 in Charleston, WV. Support is provided by Adventures on the Gorge. https://adventuresonthegorge.com/

23 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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897 - Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, The Del McCoury Band, Malcolm Holcombe & more

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, The Del McCoury Band, Malcolm Holcombe & Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys perform on NPR Music & West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Mountain Stage. Episode 897 recorded live at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences in Charleston, WV.

19 Jun 2017

Rank #5

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919- James McMurtry, Inara George, The Low Anthem and John Moreland

Larry Groce welcomes James McMurtry, Inara George, The Low Anthem and John Moreland, plus songs from our own Julie Adams and pianist Bob Thompson. Recorded at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV. Plan a trip to see Mountain Stage in person at www.mountainstage.orgMountain Stage is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting and distributed by NPR Music.

7 May 2018

Rank #6

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MS2GO #12 Iron & Wine, Indigo Girls, Todd Snider, John Paul White, Aoife O'Donovan & more

What were Mountain Stages favorite performances of 2016? On this special year-end edition of MS2GO, well listen back to live (and lively) performances from Indigo Girls, Aoife ODonovan, John Paul White, Todd Snider, Todd Burge, Tift Merritt, Iron & Wine, and a star-studded tribute to Bob Dylan, all recorded on NPR Music & West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Mountain Stage in 2016. This episode hosted by assistant producer (and 2016 Mountain Stage guest host) Joni Deutsch.

26 Dec 2016

Rank #7

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755 - Dawes, Jason Isbell, Blitzen Trapper, James McMurtry, Matthew Sweet

Dawes, Jason Isbell, Blitzen Trapper, James McMurtry, and Matthew Sweet. Episode 755, recorded in October 2011.

30 Nov 2015

Rank #8

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867 - Sarah Jarosz, The Black Lillies, Steve Forbert, Over the Rhine and Robbie Fulks

Sarah Jarosz, The Black Lillies, Steve Forbert, Over the Rhine and Robbie Fulks. Episode 867 recorded live at University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

29 Jun 2016

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943- David Bromberg, The Devil Makes Three, The Suitcase Junket, Eliza Gilkyson, Jarlath Henderson

Kathy Mattea guest-hosts as we welcome the David Bromberg Quintet, The Devil Makes Three, Eliza Gilkyson, Jarlath Henderson and The Suitcase Junket. Support is provided by Adventures on the Gorge. https://adventuresonthegorge.com/

4 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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836 - Greensky Bluegrass, Peter Wolf

Episode 836 Greensky Bluegrass, Cabinet, Hot Club of Cowtown, The Carper Family, David Morris, and a special appearance by Peter Wolf. Recorded January 25th, 2015.

6 Apr 2015

Rank #11

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882 - Shovels & Rope, Todd Snider, Rhett Miller, River Whyless and Joe Purdy

Shovels & Rope, Todd Snider, Rhett Miller, River Whyless, and Joe Purdy on NPR Music & West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Mountain Stage with special guest host Conor Knighton. Episode 882 recorded live in Charleston, West Virginia.

8 Dec 2016

Rank #12

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819 - Patty Griffin, The Head and The Heart

Patty Griffin, The Head and The Heart, Parker Millsap, and Toad the Wet Sprocket. Yes, Toad plays that song you want them to play. And also, that other song.

16 Sep 2014

Rank #13

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805 - The Del McCoury Band, Keller Williams

The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin' McCourys featuring Keller Williams, Susan Werner, Mandolin Orange, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnnie Irion.

27 Mar 2014

Rank #14

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MS2GO #5 Pokey LaFarge, Drive-By Truckers, Allen Toussaint, Milk Carton Kids

It's our best of 2015 edition of MS2GO, with performances by Pokey LaFarge, Joe Pug, Kristin Andreassen, Mac McAnally, The Milk Carton Kids, Sam Gleaves, Tyler Childers, Drive-By Truckers , and the late Allen Toussaint. Hosted by Assistant Producer Joni Deutsch.

11 Jan 2016

Rank #15

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457 - Randy Newman, Richard Thompson

Randy Newman, Richard Thompson, Matapat Reader / Gregson / Hewerdine. Episode 457, recorded May 16th 1999.

27 Apr 2015

Rank #16

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911-Robyn Hitchcock, Pere Ubu, Joan Shelley, Susan Werner, Chandler Travis Philharmonic

Robyn Hitchcock, Pere Ubu, Joan Shelley, Susan Werner and The Chandler Travis Philharmonic live on Mountain Stage with Larry Groce. Episode #911 was recorded at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV. Visit MountainStage.org/shows to plan a trip to come see us live.

26 Dec 2017

Rank #17

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863 - Wilco, Brooke Waggoner, Au Pair, Shawn Mullins and Joan Shelley

Wilco play a 30 minute acoustic set along with Brooke Waggoner, Au Pair, Shawn Mullins and Joan Shelley. Episode 863, recorded live in Charleston, WV.

11 Apr 2016

Rank #18

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831 - Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Kate Miller-Heidke

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Kate Miller-Heidke, Janiva Magness, Gabriel Kahane, and Storyman. Episode 831.

15 Dec 2014

Rank #19

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Special: Grammy Winners and Nominees Revisited

This special episode looks back on some of our favorite performances by artists who have received Grammy Awards or Nominations. Songs included by Alison Krauss (2005), Jason Isbell & 400 Unit (2011), Robert Cray Band (2017), Sonny Landreth (2017), Larry Cordle (2012),Randy Newman (1999), Chris Stapleton (2015), The SteelDrivers (2008), The Mavericks (2015), Sarah McLachlan (1994), Raul Midon (2010), Infamous Stringdusters (2014), Jack Ingram (2002), Blind Boys of Alabama (2011), The Lost Bayou Ramblers (2017), and Little Big Town (2007). Support provided by Digital Relativity. https://digitalrelativity.com/

17 Apr 2018

Rank #20